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Pennsylvania State University at Capitol Campus
Volume 12, No. 5
Student Service Series
Bud Smitley - Public And Private
By Susan M. Snell
Room 120 on the first floor of the
Multi-Purpose Building is unassuming
and small -- approximately 12 fget
square. Inside the room, a middle-aged
man sits quietly behind a metal desk.
He is lean and healthy-looking. His
gray-haired head is bent over a sheet of
paper on which he is writing. His look is
one of seriousness, and yet it reflects
A young man comes to the door and
asks for a gym lock. The man behind the
desk looks up and smiles thoughtfully.
The phone rings -- it is maintenance. A
petite woman in shorts carrying a
racquet stops to ask for a bandaid. The
secretary steps into the room to remind
him of an appointment.
"Is this the athletic director's office?"
a well-dressed young woman asks. The
man nods and smiles.
Bud Smitley has been Recreation/
Athletic Coordinator at Capitol Campus
for seven years. He says that though his
title may be glamorous and though he
enjoys his work very much -- he often
says to himself, "I'm not sure Joe
Paterno started this way."
Bud said that he has always been
involved in athletics in some form.
Previous to 1974 when a sports accident
altered his athletic life, he was a strong
participant in team sports. Now, al
though he still recognizes their value, he
said that life-time sports are equally
The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia
By Kevin Spiegel
It's finally over and the people of the
United States have made their decision.
Former Governor of California, Ronald
Reagan, has won a decisive victory over
President Jimmy Carter in Tuesday's
Ronald and Nancy Reagan began
their long campaign almost one year ago,
and they have reached their goal. Presi
dent-elect Reagan will be sworn in as the
Election '80: Last Friday Delta Tau Kappa held a three-member panel
discussion concerning the outcome of the state-national elections.
He has become an avid runner. He
competed in the Boston Marathon three
times and will be participating in his
eleventh marathon this Sunday in Har
Bud's secretary, Ruth Arehart, said
that he was a hard-working, compas
sionate person. Bud often describes his
secretary as an "assistant" because she
plays a very active role in implementing
many of the projects and activities.
The job of an athletic director at a
college not only encompasses many
realms of the sports world, but also
requires a wide range of abilities. The
director must be knowledgeable in areas
which include financing, campus and
community relations, and student/cam
Financing, Funding, and Tradeoffs
The general attitude of other schools
he works with is that Penn State is rich,
Bud said. This is not correct, says Bud,
and finances are not as plentiful as
others believe. Like anywhere ' else,
budgets have been trimmed. "And like
every other college program the frills
He was quick to add that he doesn't
feel that the athletic program is being
cheated. He said that all involved in
budgeting do everything they can to
allocate money fairly. But additional
funds are still needed for improvement
of facilities and programs.
Giving an example of expenses that a
good athletic program incurs, he spoke
about hosting a basketball game. He said
40th President of the United States on
January 20, 1981.
After going through a vigorous cam
paign right to the last day, it was a hard
defeat for President Carter. He only
carried eight states, including his home
state and Walter Mondale's home state
of Minnesota. Reagan won 42 states
including most of the predominantly
Democratic states. President Carter is
the first president since Herbert Hoover
to fail in his bid for re-election.
Middletown, PA. 17057
that hiring two officials costs $7O per
game. An average season runs with 10
games $7OO. And this was just one
example of the necessary costs involved
in a good program.
"We are now at a point where we can
no longer expect tax funds to carry us,"
Bud said. This is why the college athletic
READER photo by Mark W. Clouser
Bud Smitley, Director of Athletics, takes a break from his busy schedule to
smile for our photographer.
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Cheating on exams in colleges seems
to be spreading nationwide. The October
20 issue of U.S. News and World Report
contained an article, "Cheating in Col
lege Becomes an Epidemic," which
mentioned several major universities
that have caught students cheating.
Among those institutions was Penn
State where "a student placed a tiny
radio in his ear while a fraternity
brother sent test answers from a trans
mitter in another room."
STEROIDS IN SPORTS
The student newspaper for the
California State University at North
ridge Campus (The Sun Dial) has uncov
ered information indicating that a for
mer track coach encouraged the use of
steroids by his athletes.
CSUN reporter Randy Foster who
conducted the investigation says the
coach, Chuck Deßus, asked members of
the women's track team to take the
steroids. Steroids are a form of male
hormones that can help women athletes
perform better, but can cause some side
effects. Steroids are banned by the U.S.
Olympic Committee and other athletic
Other coaches at the university will
use The Sun Dial's report as the basis for
asking the Amateur Athletic Union,
which governs track and field, to take
action against Deßus.
6 November 1980
program must work with the community
and also attempt to generate its own
Before Bud came to Capitol Campus
he was Superintendent of Parks and
Recreation in Carlisle. He said this was
where he first learned the merit of
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PROVOST EDDY TO VISIT CAMPUS
Dr. Edward Eddy, Provost of the
University, will be on campus on Thurs
day, November 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 12
noon. He will meet with groups of
students, faculty, and staff to listen to
any concerns. This will be an open
meeting and will take place in the
The hour between 9:30 and 10:30 will
be specifically reserved for students to
meet with Dr. Eddy.
Dr. Eddy will be accompanied by Dr.
Richard P. Chait, Assistant Provost, and
Paul Bell, student member of the Uni
versity Board of Trustees.
In the event of severe inclement
weather (snow, icy road conditions,
flooding, storms, etc.), the Campus Re
lations Office will act as the "Weather
Day Center." Information concerning
class cancellations may be obtained by
calling 948-6000. The Weather Day Cen
ter will operate from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
on "weather days."
Cancelling of classes does not auto
matically mean offices will be closed. If
the school is completely closed, local
radio and television stations will be
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